Originally Posted by Larry Kenney
I'm surprised you don't get a good signal on 42. That's KAXT channel 1 and it transmits from Mt. Allison, same place as KDTV 14 (RF 51) and KSTS 48 (RF 49). Do you get the KGO translator on channel 35? It's also transmitting from there with about the same signal strength at KAXT.
You mention that 32 is a mystery. It could be that KEMO and KION are interfering with each other.
Mt. Allison is a bad spot for here. KTEH upped their power to deal with complaints. KICU did the same.
Almost immediately after the conversion.
The digital tv conversion turned a passable.... "ghost-filled image".... into a no signal nightmare here for those stations.
The retirement center down the street has a large channel master para-scope antenna used for those stations. (From the analog era) when they still made them.
The "Maximum Power" they promised only made the outdoor antenna sweet spots a little bigger.
So that 2 square foot antenna location that worked ...... turned into a 4 foot sweet spot on the roof.
So you kinda have more options,
with still a multipath signal ... on the severe level
Back to your comment.
RF 42 No lock.... 2%
RF 35 No lock.... 1 %
RF 25 No lock.... 6 %
RF 31 No lock... 5 %
RF 32 No lock... 5 %
RF 36 Lock ......40%
RF 48 No Lock... 1 %
RF 49 Lock.......33%
RF 50 Lock.......45%
RF 51 Lock.......30%
Antenna(s) used .... (similar results)
standard 4 foot UHF Yagi
2 bay double bowtie (Used outdoors) twin lead removed.
Home made 4 bay bowtie with no reflector.
bowtie with directors and 2.5 foot parabolic type reflector. (RCA made)
C 5 antenna
coax made loop balun for ch 50 or 36